Purdue's new provost tackles credit transfer issue

Purdue University is trying to find a more seamless way to transfer credit hours. Wednesday, the Board of Trustees discussed a new credit transfer program.

Posted: Nov 15, 2017 7:06 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue University is trying to find a more seamless way to transfer credit hours.

Wednesday, the Board of Trustees discussed a new credit transfer program.

Jay Akridge

Thousands of Purdue students have credits from either high school, community college or other universities that are sometimes difficult to transfer over to Purdue University.

The board says sometimes students don't know if their credits can transfer over for weeks or even months, delaying their graduation date.

Newly appointed Purdue Provost Jay Akridge says it could be a while before the program is up and running.

"It's a project that will probably take most of the fall and spring because there are some technical issues we need to do in terms of building an appropriate database to help us manage the process," said Akridge.

The board envisions that students will have access to the program on their phones.

So all they have to do is plug in the course and see immediately if it can transfer over to Purdue.

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